Indian Football: Sourav Ganguly presented with Barcelona jersey, Mohun Bagan register first I-League home win, and much more!!!

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Welcome to another installment of our Indian football news roundup. In this section, you will find all the news pertaining to Indian football that happened today. Today, we will talk about Barcelona officials handing Sourav Ganguly a replica jersey and, Mohun Bagan’s first home win in the I-League.

In case you missed out our yesterday’s edition of the Indian football news roundup, you can check it out here.

Barcelona officials hand out a replica jersey to Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly presented the Barcelona replica jersey be Barcelona FC board member by Oriol Tomas i Carulla
Sourav Ganguly presented the Barcelona replica jersey be Barcelona FC board member by Oriol Tomas Carulla

Former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly took time out of his busy schedule to spend some quality time with his family in Spain. The Indian cricket legend stopped by the city of Barcelona to watch his favorite footballer Lionel Messi’s side Barcelona trash Celta Vigo 2-0 at the Camp Nou stadium.

The official Facebook page of La Liga acknowledged the same and the club’s board member presented Sourav Ganguly with a replica jersey with ‘Dada’ embellished in it.

I-League: Mohun Bagan blank Shillong Lajong to register their first home win

Mohun Bagan players in action in their match against Shillong Lajong in I-League
Mohun Bagan players in action in their match against Shillong Lajong in the I-League

Mohun Bagan registered their first home victory in the 2018-19 season of I-League when they beat a young and energetic Shillong Lajong side 2-0 at the Salt Lake stadium on Sunday.

Yuta Kinowaki drew first blood for the Mariners by guiding Abhishek Ambekar’s cross from the left wing in the 47th minute. Mohun Bagan doubled their lead in the 61st minute after a comedy of errors by the Shillong-based side gave the goalscorer Henry Kisekka a shot at an empty goal.

This win takes Mohun Bagan to the fifth position with 15 points from nine matches. Shillong Lajong, on the other hand, remains on the bottom of the pile with 4 points from nine matches.

I-League: NEROCA and Minerva Punjab share the spoils in a goalless draw

NEROCA and Minerva Punjab players in action in their Hero I-League match
NEROCA and Minerva Punjab players in action in their Hero I-League match

In the previous I-League match of the day, NEROCA and Minerva shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal. Felix Chidi could have given the home side the lead in the 77th minute when he stepped up to take a penalty.

However, his ensuing shot blazed over the bar and, the scoreline remained unchanged. This win takes NEROCA to the fourth position in the points table with 15 points from nine matches. Defending champions Minerva Punjab, on the other hand, remains on the seventh position with 13 points from ten matches.

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Indian football team members yet to receive their new kits

All the members of the Blue Tigers haven't received their new jerseys
All the members of the Blue Tigers haven’t received their new jerseys

According to Goal.com, not all the members of the Indian football team have received their new jersey. Six5Six was roped in as the new sponsor for the Blue Tigers after the previous deal with Nike expired.

The Indian team unveiled the new jersey in a glitzy function at New Delhi with the likes of Sunil Chhetri, Sandesh Jhingan, and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu walking down the ramp. The Indian football team is currently in the UAE preparing for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Darjeeling Gold Cup 2018: Quess East Bengal ‘B’ pip Mohammedan Sporting to clinch the trophy

East Bengal 'B' team won the 2018 Darjeeling Gold Cup
East Bengal ‘B’ team won the 2018 Darjeeling Gold Cup

Quess East Bengal ‘B’ team clinched the Darjeeling Gold Cup 2018 after beating Mohammedan Sports Club in the finals. The game ended in a 0-0 stalemate after 120 minutes of action-packed football.

The Red and Gold Brigade won the penalty shootouts by a margin of 3-1.

I-League: Hotstar might not do a live stream all the I-League matches

The matches which will not be broadcasted in Star Sports will not be live streamed in the Hotstar too.
The matches which will not be broadcasted in Star Sports will not be live streamed in Hotstar too.

According to Fangarage.com, popular live streaming website Hotstar might not live stream the matches Star Sports would not be broadcasting. In an earlier statement, they had said that they would only stream the matches that were shown on TV.

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